Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
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Ownership at 25-year low; demand for rental housing remains strong
A recent study by the Urban Land Institute found that millennials aren't swapping the suburbs for city living as many prefer to dwell in centrally located neighborhoods.
Builders have to pay more for land, which means building bigger, more expensive homes is a safer bet to break even
It isn’t just schools that make or break a city’s livability for families. Huffington Post shares an infographic from WalletHub’s Best and Worst Cities for Families rankings.
Homeowners also expressed optimism regarding home values
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A majority of Americans are pessimistic about buying a home
Rising rents, mounting student debt, and a shift in demographics contribute to the U.S. homeownership rate’s continuing decline
Last year was the year of the McMansion, as the number of homes built with four or more bedrooms were 12 percentage points higher than it was in 2009
Lebanon, N.H., tops the list of 100 best small towns. Photo: Jon Platek/Wikimedia Commons
Livability.com’s rankings of the top 100 small towns include places in every region and corner of the country
A majority of single-person households are homeowners, not renters